Mini Savage Garden

I have a tiny indoor garden full of carnivorous plants. They are thriving and it brings me joy. I find it very relaxing to care for these little charges. Perhaps if I lived in a more tolerable climate, I’d be into fuller scale gardening.

How does your garden grow?

Across the back, left to right: Dionaea muscipula (‘dente’ Venus flytrap), Sarracenia spp. (Carolina yellow jacket pitcher plant), Drosera capensis (cape sundew).

Front: Drosera aliciae (Alice’s sundew), Pinguicula primuliflora (primrose butterwort), Cephalotus follicularis (Albany/Australian pitcher plant), Dionaea muscipula (‘Red dragon’/‘akai ryu’ Venus fly trap)

If you’re wondering about the plexiglass and bungee cord set up, it’s because cats are assholes. The first day I started putting this together, Picasso helped himself to the old cape sundew. See the little stubby thing growing out beside the base of the newer cape sundew? That’s the old one slowly coming back. #CatOwnerProblems

If you’d like to try your hand at raising a little indoor garden, I highly recommend the planter I used. Find it here.